By Patty Yanaga
The Observer 


For 50 Years, Kimball Ministerial Association Pantry Has Supported Those In Need


March 9, 2023

Patty Yanago

Volunteers Marlene Hoffman, left, and Ann Wynne stock shelves Tuesday, March 7, at the Kimball Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

After all these years, more than 50, the Kimball Ministerial Association Food Pantry still provides much-needed support to Kimball County residents in need of food and non-food items.

The first official food bank in the United States was established in 1967 by John van Hengel, when he observed a mother of 10 children trying to provide food after her husband was sentenced to death row. Because she had nowhere to store the food that others were willing to waste, he had the idea to create a distribution network capable of storing potentially wasted food for people who needed it.

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